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Kicking the tires on some big bats

Looking for a bat? Here are five productive players whose names are likely to be kicked around at the GM meetings in Florida.

Originally Published: November 14, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NAPLES, Fla. -- Baseball's general managers began their 2006 meetings by donning Hawaiian shirts and taking a field trip to a local bowling alley, where San Diego's Kevin Towers and the White Sox's Kenny Williams showed them how it's done.

Towers rolled an impressive 163 in his first game before slumping to a 110. "We all did better before the beers starting kicking in," said a National League GM.

Now that the salary arbitration meetings, opening-night dinner and bonding rituals are out ...

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